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NAME

       mknod - make block or character special files


SYNOPSIS

       mknod [OPTION]... NAME TYPE [MAJOR MINOR]


DESCRIPTION

       Create the special file NAME of the given TYPE.

       Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options are mandatory for short options
       too.

       -m, --mode=MODE
              set file permission bits to MODE, not a=rw - umask

       -Z     set the SELinux security context to default type

       --context[=CTX]
              like -Z, or if CTX is specified then set the  SELinux  or  SMACK
              security context to CTX

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       Both  MAJOR  and  MINOR  must be specified when TYPE is b, c, or u, and
       they must be omitted when TYPE is p.  If MAJOR or MINOR begins with  0x
       or  0X,  it is interpreted as hexadecimal; otherwise, if it begins with
       0, as octal; otherwise, as decimal.  TYPE may be:

       b      create a block (buffered) special file

       c, u   create a character (unbuffered) special file

       p      create a FIFO

       NOTE: your shell may have its  own  version  of  mknod,  which  usually
       supersedes  the  version  described here.  Please refer to your shell's
       documentation for details about the options it supports.


AUTHOR

       Written by David MacKenzie.


REPORTING BUGS

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report mknod translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


SEE ALSO

       mknod(1)

       Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/mknod>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) mknod invocation'



GNU coreutils 8.26               November 2016                        mknod(1)

coreutils 8.26 - Generated Thu Jan 5 19:48:58 CST 2017
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